Andreas and Corinna planned their New York City elopement long distance all the way from Germany. Despite not being able to meet any of their vendors beforehand, however, their’s was a simple and lovely wedding day complete with a sweet New York City Hall civil ceremony, cupcakes, and wedding tattoos – all perfectly captured by Leila Jacue of L&L Style Photo.

NYC City Hall Elopement

Corinna, 36 & Andreas, 35

New York City, NY

Wedding Date: May 28, 2014

Number of Guests: 0

Wedding Ceremony Location: NYC  – city hall

Wedding Reception Location: No reception

bride's elopement bouquet

bride and groom kissing at city hall

Couple at City Hall Elopement

bride and groom eloping in New York

bride and groom kissing in New York

bride and groom walking in New York

Bride and groom kissing

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We wanted to enjoy the intimate moment just by ourselves.

bride adjusting groom's tie

New York elopement

bride and groom at city hall

What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

We had to arrange everything from Germany without being on site and knowing any of the vendors. Also, we had to convince family and friends to stay home.

couple at City Hall

couple waiting to get married at City Hall

bride at City Hall

bride waiting at city hall

bride with flowers in her haor

groom waiting at city hall

bride and groom waiting at New York City Hall

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

No, we had no guests.

New York elopement couple

bride and groom waiting at New York City Hall

couple getting marriage licence

bride and groom getting marriage licence


Elopement ceremony at City Hall

New York City Hall elopement

elopement ceremony

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The  excitement of standing in front of the registrar.

city hall elopement ceremony

City Hall elopement ceremony

first kiss

What were the highlights of the reception?

There was no official reception, but we had cupcakes after the wedding and then got our wedding tattoos instead of rings.

smilng bride and groom portrait

elopement portrait

groom kissing bride on the cheek

bride and groom sitting on New York City park bench

bride and groom sitting on park bench

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

Everything went as expected. No need to be considerate for anyone else and no strict schedule without any space for us to enjoy our moments and our day.

bride and groom strolling through New York

bride and groom strolling outside city hall

couple outside of city hall

bride and groom in front of New York City Hall

bride kissing groom on the cheek

bride and groom hugging

bride and groom kissing outside city hall

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

Plan your wedding the way you want to have it instead of planning your wedding for others’ expectations.

bride and groom kissing


Flowers: Adore Floral Inc.

Bride’s Dress: Kate Spade

Groom’s Outfit: Fred Perry

Wedding Tattoos: Kings Ave Tattoo

Cupcakes: Little Cupcake Bakeshop

Photography: Leila Jacue of L&L Style Photo